List picks: Books and comics

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  • 4 September 2008
Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre

  • Christopher Brookmyre With music from Billy Franks, the Paisley writer puts on an unusual event to publicise his latest book, A Snowball in Hell, while a couple of days later he's on more familiar book signing type ground. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, Tue 9 Sep; Borders Books, Glasgow, Thu 11 Sep.
  • Ziauddin Sardar In Balti Britain, the esteemed cultural commentator delivers an evocative exploration of Asian identity in the modern UK. Granta.
  • Annie Proulx A return to Wyoming for Fine Just the Way It Is, another collection of vibrant short stories which prove Proulx to be in a class of her own. Fourth Estate.
  • Janice Galloway The Glasgow-based author of Clara and The Trick is to Keep Breathing brings us a moving memoir of her Ayrshire childhood. Granta; Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 10 Sep.
  • David Simon A true crime treat with Homicide and a Glasgow appearance from the Baltimore scribe behind The Wire. Canongate; GFT, Glasgow, Thu 18 Sep.
  • John Wagner, Alan Grant & Various With his catchphrase of 'I am the law', Judge Dredd has proved himself to be a true comics icon. In The Complete Case Files 10, we look back to some of the work on him from the mid-80s, and it's a collection full of scary prophecies and biting satire. Rebellion.

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